Every Body, Everywhere, Every Day
An intentionally flexible city that’s accessible for every body, everywhere, and every day. People should be able to use things the way that makes the most sense for them, and we should build that flexibility and hackability into our spaces. That could mean infrastructure like moveable trees and street furniture that can be repositioned, regardless of your strength or size, or new ways to authenticate and open doors that don’t require any particular dexterity.
One Size Fits One. From the Beginning.
We don’t think one size fits most. One size fits one, and with technology, we can allow for dynamic flexibility in the city environment. Throughout history, the accessibility community has meaningfully pushed the fields of digital technology and computer science forward, and we want to formalize and encourage this throughout Quayside and beyond.
For us, it’s important that we address and begin this conversation now. Over the course of September, we will be hosting several moments to learn and question, and we welcome you to come and be part of co-creating a neighbourhood that can work for everyone.
- Sept 5-6 — Co-design session #3: Threshold moments, at OCADU
- September 21 — Hackathon, 9AM-7PM at 307
- September 22 — Open Sidewalk #3: The Accessible City
- September 26 — Sidewalk Toronto Public Talk: The future of more accessible cities
We’re inspired by and working with a range of different academic groups, advocacy organizations, design thinkers, and technology companies to push the bounds on what it means to be a truly accessible city, be it through technology prototypes or new ways of thinking.